Daniel Antonio Srebnick in his studio
Manhattan-based television and film composer Daniel Antonio Srebnick adopted Metric Halo’s Mobile I/O 2882+DSP production interface 18 months ago. Srebnick is enjoying the newfound creative freedom resulting from his transition from a full-blown DAW system.
Srebnick’s contributions to the soundtrack of The Squid and the Whale, a new independent film by writer-director Noah Baumbach stars Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg and Owen Kline, and was co-produced by Wes Anderson and Peter Newman, will debut at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. “I used all Metric Halo’s products for that project,” notes Srebnick.
Although having invested very heavily in an industry standard DAW, Srebnick, an avid Mac user, realized that the power of the new G5 would allow him to run Logic, which he uses for scoring, audio and MIDI natively. “I wanted to move everything into my computer, run soft synths and do as much as possible inside the box. But the one thing I needed was a great way to get in and out of the computer. I decided to go with Metric Halo.”
Srebnick says that, “You can really just pick up and go anywhere. It’s so streamlined and simple. And the sound quality, which everyone had told me was fantastic, sure enough blows my previous system out of the water. Nothing that I’ve heard beats the sound quality.”
Srebnick has also become an avid user of Metric Halo’s SpectraFoo signal analysis and metering software. “It’s great for someone like me who didn’t come from the engineering side, nor from the equipment side. I came from the instrumentalist side,” continues Srebnick, originally a saxophone player. “While I was mixing my own work, I’d spend hours trying to figure things out and fix them. With SpectraFoo, you can figure it out and it makes your mixes sound so much better. Plus, it looks really cool!”
Srebnick, who has written and produced themes and scores for numerous television series and specials (including ABC’s 20/20 and Primetime Live), has also written numerous commercial spots and works in film and theater as well. He is currently working on his own record. “I started out as a saxophone player and got interested in record production, did some work with a bunch of artists, then all of a sudden found myself scoring for television. I’ve had several years of not doing anything of my own, so I’m trying to get back to that.”
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